|dc.description.abstract||This report describes the final stages of development for the small scale wet gas compression
test lab. The lab is located at the MTP Institute at NTNU in Trondheim, and it is built in the
workshop at campus Valgrinda. The plans and designs for this lab were made in the autumn of
2015, this marked the start of this entire project. The construction phase started in the spring
of 2016, this phase was mostly completed in the autumn of 2016. The electrical work was
also the started in the second half of 2016. Most of the sensors and transmitters were wired
at this time, and the empty electrical cabinet was mounted on the lab. Substantial amounts of
time were spent making the lab ready for the next stage, this meant troubleshooting, pressure
testing and correcting design flaws.
At the current stage, control system design and software development have been a major
part of the project. The report also describes how the auxiliary systems have been completed.
An example of this is compressor lubrication system. It provides a detailed description of how
the lab has been completed, how it functions and how it should be operated. Future improvements
and current operational limitations are also examined and reviewed. It discusses the
final state of the control systems, as well as potential future control installments. The topic of
health, safety, and environment is also included. The efforts made to meet HSE requirements
are described in the report. The research topic of wet gas compression is also presented in
introduction of the report.
At the end of this stage, the lab is operational, but it requires further optimization. Further
work is required to tune controllers, this needs to be done to allow for wet gas experimentation.
A flow meter needs to be installed, and the RPM and temperature measurements systems
need to be improved.||